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ICT ANA I N.EL .
2. ST. FRANCISVILL.E, LA., DECEMBER 22, 1877. NO. 26
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COUNS ELOR AT LAW, is h
ton, L ouisiana;llý
hin he Courts of East and
S Aug.2'76.-1y A
raey at Law, ,
e in the Parishes of NVest
NEY AT LA W,
in the courts of East and GR
* and the Supremio Court of
riey at Law,
*ce in the Parishes of West T
iciana, anl- Poiute Conplec.
RNEY AT LA i, o,
the North side of the public
sJLR JOS. 1. cOLSAN.
0RNEYS A'LT I.AW
St. Fra:ncisville La., isle
ice in the Courts of .West i11:
SPinte Conlpee. i
FF. C. 1.. Fi Il'; nit
IFFE & FISltEIl,
oraeyS at LI~w, l
St. l'ra:n.i.vill', L,.
eive iln t. ('houurts of West `I
feliiainna. Po,,inte Coul'pce and
CAN ANDi) SURGEON, St
BIayot S:ra, Louiisiana,
. Dr. E. (4-reen1 Davis oilers
his serices to the pel,ople of
this .nd ad joining l'ariishes. .
addhressed to hill), at his resi- -
eceive prompt attenlltioll.
RY! )ENI) ISTISTRY !!
Iwill attend "all calls on
the Coast, from Natcllhez to
New Orleans; also the back (
hen accessable with a buggy.
fishing Iny services, cln pro
me by abhressing ume, at aly Ii
D. STOCKING, D. D. S.,
St. Francisville. La
Street, Bayou Sara, La.,
i, Groceries, Confections, To
es and Liquors.
ofCamp and Common shreets, i
New Orleani, La.
FORD & WATSON.
D,-Two dollars and fifty
yeOu Sara, Louisiana,
LE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
es. Provisitlls, WVesternI
Ce and iGeseral Pllan
MISSlON MERCI l ANT
BAYOU SARA, LA.
-e proureod by tihe day, week
and at reasoilnble rates. In
asi th tl past, the table will
with the very best thvo the
ords. Eleoant and wel tfur
alli. Accolntemdating . senrvants
il atteulanuce. Patroiage so
t satisfactictiton guaranteed.
o Sentinel office,
St. Francisvillo La.,
ARBER SHOP AND HAIR
S.. & A. Fischer, Frout Levee
tra, Louisiana. Sept. 1, '77
Ssue08r 1ETlA, F
[At L. Vresinsky's old stand,]
S Bayou Sara, La.,
FAITION ABILE BOOT & 110OE MAKER =
Respectfully solicits a share of the pub- OF)
ic patronage alnd gutarantePs satisfaction- =
CIirpenter arnd Undertaker,
Will give pirompt iattention to all u118i S.
ness in his line in this andudljoinitg Par
is bes. june 2M '76.-1
O TIlE PUBLIC. S.
VWEST FELICIANA, June 16, 1877.
To parties living in WVest Feliciana -
who shall at any time desire my profes
slonall services I would respectfully an
nounce, that they have Inut to address On
me at St. Claiule, Waterloo, in care of
Messrs. Edwin Vigne, or R. Poureiaux. I
All calls froml the citizens of this Par
ish so addressedl will receive prompt at
tcntiou llnd1 response. [A
P. G. A. KAUFMANN, M D..
p ICAD) & WEIL, Spi
Bayou Sara, La.,
Wholerale and Retail UDelers in 2
F'ANCY DRY GOOD-, 4
BOOTS, SHOES, 1
GROCERIES AND PLANTATION SUP
rVi Highest market price paid for cot- P
T IIE one story building on the old fei
\Vhiteman property, in Bayou Sar-, sits
,nitallle ftir store houlse or cabins. PFr
S'laser to remove building within a spe- tin
tied title. Can be had ait a i'arguain.
Apply to E. W. WHIITEMAN. of
KNIFE, SID)E, BIOX AND IBIAS PLAIT
MISS Z. II. CLEVELAND. .11
St Francisville, La.,
l~ akes this niethlld lof nlllnulcing to the.
1 laidies of thi-s .ini adjoiningi Par- '
islis, alld! Counities, thalt shll is plreiparedl to
l1malke dlesses in tlhe latest styles, and
ing will also receive Icareful attention.
Knifi'. side, box aul hins plalting plartic
i iltily atte linded to. All at. prices cl tilr
1L. F. BETI',ANY',; SADI)LER
t IJAlRAESS EST.BLISI.M MEJ'AT
F tially at low"est enasll prices. it"' n
ei:il at tenion given to rellairing.
1lH . 11. l.. I l;'r'ii.ANY,
Lltti-:s Ja.K1IN , li.AIIiIN , l'.AIrilNG,
& :c., exe lntetl in tile est st yle ailld at
itrealsal illte rates1 1,. lesideilhcle o poliisite
lthat of 'E. V. \Vhlsitesiinl, -au St., lnyoui ll
Slept. "2' 77. 1y.
M.agalziiie St., between Gravicr and v
Nntcli lz Alltey.
k EGE . CIIAS. Ei. SM'EDES Pro. '
In Oflice-Jas. R. Leake, W. S. Bell. t
Ly R. M. Leake.
Termas Only $2 50 per Day!
- The undersigned hIving purchased the 1
unlexlpired lease of Messrs. 1. E. Rivers t
& Co., in the above hotel, is now ill pos
sessio.ll of' the samlte, andli has the pleasuire
of aiinnoiluciinig to his friends and the pulh
lic that it will he kept openl the entire
o sutIniie for regular land trailisiclit guests
anld day boardcrs oili
- IBERItAL 1'TER3IS.
No pains or expenise will be spared to
insure the (cotllilot of his gueists.
The lihotel will ie entirelily relnovated, 1
relited anl1d refulriishedi duriing the sulu.
CLIAS. E. SMEDIES,
evl'ry town il tile
ISoul h for the cel
, _:.. .- ,,,". MACHIINES..
The eatsict leharned, lightest running
I aost durable and ilolhlr 1n4l'hillne mLade
Received the highlest award at the Cen
Sjecial indueeneIIts otfelred. Address,
Woeed Sewiiig Malchline Co.,
No. 12 Cailll lStreet,
New Orleanis, La.
Jane 1, '77.--lyear.
- O. & BAYOU SARA U. S. MAlL
th N PACKET
ihr- Tie sullerlI passenger
uts staiili ,
(o- Gov. Allen.
, J. JBol-v.--- --- -.....Master.
S. S. Sutacht-------------r-N-- Cler
SLeaves IlayiluI Saila br New Orhlean
every el'ediiosdiv alifter the airri\vall ot the
cars fro lii WVoodvlliehlud revly entlrllliy.
ait 7, p. . I Returning, llealves New Or
leans every hMondayo iuai F'riday, at 5, p. 1u
4AND TiHE STEA1MER
Leaves Bayou Saira every Monda:iy after
the arrival olt the cars troionl .4 od'ile,
and every Thuiasdl.y at 7 1p,. i . etiiurn
iung, leaves New Orlealns every Wediies
vee dayand Saturday at 5 p. in.
77 JOHN F. IRVINE. Ageut.
FELICIANA" SENTINEL. meal
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THE ELI CTO(RAL FRAUD. its
JUDGE BLA('K' REPLY TO MR. E. W an0
S'I'OUG(I ITON. bel
The Snouuh roll Article in the North to3
Arrerican Review for Octiober see
Pl.iinly IDalt With. r
(COtNT :INI~ I 1:1.'i1 F IAS'aIdT 1SIu.) or
s`IlI.IIAN's VISITING COMMITTE. :i1
You are n turatlly W!mhlled by 'ny ref
alrencu' to the c·niltllt of iMir. Sherlnthe's ah
visiting c.,ulmnitti'e, of whic.h yor wereg4
oine. You it all i a t.n tte.k; iut I meant tai
it for the l.st dt'-" s1' was able to for-o
nisti; :+11 I will not n1,w he plr,,oloed to
utter one h: rsh word abolt them. I ant i ti
willing to, admit that when I said they t,
"aided ald abetted, by eret/y nmeaus in (11
th! ir power, the i)elrlpetr:itials of tlh
Gtrea:t Fraud." I used too strollg an ex
Their ease is too serious to he dealt:
with lightly. `o far as d" pinds on ute, I
will not stiii'r themr to he priendiied hby on
your hinleritig adni.acy. Bint they t
haiVe hllrf tbeimselres very niich hy de- ki
elharing Iinsincerely and untruly that they e
1 went to Louisiana only to witniiess tihe
iounit of the elector'tl vote by the Return- cc
ing Board. Nobody believes that they ,
would drop their aftlairs at home, start St
immediately after the election," travel all ai
the way to Louisiana, and stay there at at
great expense for a mollth, mlerely that ut
they might ie present as spectators, ti
when Wells, Anderson and the two nnu- l
e lattoes would cipher up the returns. No; F"
they meant business of somle kind, good in
or evil, and evil is always suspected of te
that which covers itself under a sham. li
e Another pretense of theirs fails to hear ih
s examination- They said they could not lI
advise an honest count or reprobate a
talse one without fear of offense to the k
i returning officers. This extreme delicacy t
is all simulated. Nothing could lihe more 1i
1, ridiculous than the idlea that the celm- ),
m. . ittee was restrained b1y politeness from s1
interfering to stop the fraud, if they wan-' e
ted it stopped. They could have crushed iI
it with a wora. If they had simply said c;
that an honett couint must be made, of t;
all the legal votes actually cast, nud that t
no man shonuld, with their consent, be re- I
ie cognized, protected or rewarded for falsi- ti
1- tying or fraudulelut altering returns, the I
conspiracy would have dissolved that ill
stant. Their refusal to do this or some- \
thing equivalent, when pressed and solic
ited by the Democratic commnittee, needs
to he vitndicatedl by some Ibetter reason
than any tlhat lhas yet blen gi\rtln.
e iiThey inoit onlty did niot lrev~nlt, thie great
n- fr:asid wl'en rihey mighlt have done it so
easily, but they enconraged it, intentioln
ally, or unintentionially by telling the con
spirators that powerl to disfranchrise the 1
*citizens ofthe Stateilmight constitutionally
Ire exercised by thel Rettlrlninrrg Iloartl, and!
to give this pilausibility they cited a vrid
statute anud a decision of the Suil)reime
Court which had never beeln ma11e1. ]ly
rearsoninig -Ihnolly nlSounlid they mlade tihe
conrs)iratots believo thant if they pot their
r. fraund into the "Lforars of law" it colld
'k. never llesqtilsllHed.
IMoreover". a'ter the fcudulent altera
". tion of thle vote hadl been made, they pro
Or nouncedi it a righlteous tlhingl. Ilow far
thlley were cooscien'tions in this I do not
liretend to s:ly'. But if a nIlanl approves
of consuulttlsrati'i cri ISe, it does not rc
l. qnlire ritch fai(h in human weakness to
tir believe that he might hr've helped it
lie, along while it was yet in jier'i.
- Agaiin, thle clihairman of that visiting
colluittce ihats since bccomllo Secretary of
thie.Trcasutry, and controls the appoint
uentctud removal of Customc-House of- eve'
fcers at New Orleans, as well as else- ing
where. Wells is Surveyor of the port and and
Anderson is Deputy Collector. Are these and
offices the consideration, in whole or in er t
part, of their corrupt service in the Re- the
turning Board? What other claims to on
those lucrative and highly responsible pre
offices could be preferred by this brace of aba
detected criminals T tloi
Though these facts make an impress
sion very unfavorable to the committee, Un
they are but moral circumstances. The as
public is not yet in possession of an1 di- heI
rect evidence which shows either of them the
to have actually participated in concoc- for
ting perjured affidavits, bargained for fey
falsified records, cr made special promises ce.,
frew i for-.rrupt services...All of sot
them are men of good general reputation; sill
most of them stand so high that a charge soil
against them of willfil dishonesty unless, ag:
supported by overwhelming proof, must an
be tejected as incredible. Some, perhaps hn
were tied to the tail of the committee .
who had not knowledge enough of the tai
subject to make them fairly responsible wl
for what they said or did. You yourself tile
are in no danger if you get proper credit an
for your mental imbecility; at least I an
think it can he easily shown that great up
allowance ought to be made for you on wl
that score. th
TIHE BUCICIANAN ADMINISTRATION. W
I come now to your abuse of the Buchl "I
aunn Administration. It is as difficult iOc
to an.alyize as the .scolding of a fish wo
man But out of your reckless and half ed
crazy circumlocution I am ahle to extract it
the following charges: ie
1. That the President and other mem
bers of the Administration were in favor tic
of the secession movement, and desired Ie
2. That to make it successful they. th
and particularly the President himself, tie
behlaved treacherously and unfaithfully af
to the Federal Government. hi
3. Tlhat the President combined with "
secessionists in the reasonable plot to C
break up the Union, establish an inde- mi
pelndent Southern Confederacy. and .
cause it to he recognized as a separate
icaticni by forego govecrnments.
. 4. That in lpis1nance of this plot, and :u
to ca.ry it out, the President not only to
nhandoned but denied the right of the _i
governmeint to preserve itself or to al:ini- It
twlin its authority, or to execute its laot'S h
or to put down resistance hI ficrec-.
0. lTh'it a1s ci ollocsquiclce of tlhese aul ti
other evil deeds, thie Ihichtliau: Adliniiis
tration iceccici ci.etIrsl'Sd, is the e(1sane of"
the civil war, 'itlh all its loss of blood C
ilail treasuIre. tI
I will not ncw write an essay on the 1
history of t'iit periodl, or go into a. ge:
rail explantionl of t ,lc, events wicllh took r1
place oi tllc ive of the war. I alt wvilloly a
on the detfesive, and lllly preselltl dulty is T
icerely to state (ertiin ti fits already well I
known, and which show that yo;ur clhar'- c
ges nre false sad cgroinlle-s.
'Mr. lhich: cncnc's ricglcir cicessage of De t
cember, liO,. addlressed to a Congress in ia
wvicih all the Norilern and boulhern o
Ststes were repir'stented, is til! 1nscsi'cver- t
aile argument against the rlght oif sepalr- t
ation, and the most pociwerful appelal for t
unionll ancd hIalroiiiols ocbedienllce to law I
that ever was mlaloe to tile Alericanl pe- c
ple, excepting, perhlaps, W\Vashington's a
Farewell Address ancd .Jacikson's P ocla
I cat ion. No oCne ccall re;adc it cnocw withiollt
f teeling that if lis wise counsels had been
lheeded, the unity of the llepublic would
r have been preserved in the bonds of a 1
t lasting peace.
a Only those who know, of their own
e knowledge, what relations actually exis .
Y ted between the Administration and the
0 leading advocates of separation, can see
how proposterous is the charge of con
I splirae3 between them. For many South
t= ern gentlemen the President, no doubt,
d had a warm attection which it was not
dI easy to tear frocm his heart; and their at
if tachment to him had been long anid faith
it ill. But the nlmoanet he assumed his
- lublic attitude of opposition to their
i- cIovement, tlhey fell away ft'ro hint in a
c Iody, ancd ecame his iIacllcillLouse llOlllies
A- as far as they could ie so cousistcirly
e- with their respect for his acknowledged
°- personal virtues. Eveon ' the Sonuthercn
Is umembers of his Cabicnet could not recon
i cile It, with their rllncildes to holt ofice
under him. T'1 great gult; soon to lie
cit tilled clithl blood anidl liro, was already
o ocpelld. The AulUdlicisraltioi was oi ocue
c- side of it andl all secessionists c' thie otll
i- or. Does tlhat look like a cmclcinalctionc
to to eflect a conunou purpose by conciert of
il. action I
nl A SLASN)i IEI'IFUTiED.
ill Not less :cisurdly false in the chlcrge
ie that the Administrat ilon denied thle power
Iy ocf thlce Fedleral governlilct to cmaintlain
Ie its jiust suprecmCacy by force.
Wir We heldl niot only that ino right of sep
all Iration existed, cand, 'is a logical eoiise
qclnllce, that all State ortliialices of se
c- cession were ieru ncllities, but we claiin
ro- c, for tle goverccnment of thie Union the
fcr right to sclve its perfect integrity by the
ot iuse of all thle iphysiccll forci which ciighlit
res Ie iciund niecesairy. This Ipover .wncs
re- givecn iy tihe constit utioc itself; accordingl
to to our exposition of it,. thus:
it To take or retlike :ld keep possession
of all forts, arsenals, dcclcr.ls, cllstcllc
ig houses, 1post-offices, Ilicil, acd otlher puh
of lic property of the United Staltes: to col
iec- let the duties, ill.,post aidtl t;laxcs wher
over due;.to execute 1he laws by enfore- Ik
ing the judgments of the Federal courts meth
and the legal orders ofall Federal officers, oak
and to do this by military power wlerev- and
er the civil authority is not strong enough a a
these are the coercive powers bestowed his
on the general governmeut for its own witl
preservation, and these,- instead of being Stdt
abandoned by the Buchanan Administra- plea
tion, were most distinctly asserted. jug
What we did deny was, the right of the oral
United States to make war upon a State ty 1
as a State, .declare all the inhabitants oi I
beyond the protection of law, and put slip
them all to the sword as public enemies, suib
for theoretical heresies expressed by a till
few of them in the form of void ordinan- the
ces. We thought as WVa~hington, Madi- mal
son and Jackson thought aud said on the
similar occasions, that the force force ich pe
supported the law ought to be directed sl.o
against the individuals who *opposed it, it
and not against innocent persons who dtn
happened to live in the same aState. - 4oL
The United States, being (within cer- in i
tain liilits) a sovere'gn government, to saIl
which obedience was d(ue directly froun I
the people, it took no not iceof State lines, fan
and could not make war upon a :tate the
any more than a State couhll make war tlil
upon a county. The opposite docltrine, Y'
which would interpose the State between 1101
the people and the Federal government, the
wsts the doctrine of the secessionists, trol
which we rejected as unsound and heret- sur
If the executive had at that time open- yo3
ed an indiscrimilate and aggressive war is I
it would rot only have been lawless muIr
tier, but it would, as every olle nlOw can it
see, have elldled in colmplete disaster, and Inc
the cause of the Union must have utterly crf
The Executive function is confined by To
the statute book as well as the constitn- t1a
tion.. The Presidenli could not, and he to
s:id plainly that lie would not, violate otti
his oath of office by usurping powers Lo
which the law withheld'i fromn him. But set
Congress counld give him all that was 11p
needed, It did not do so. Onl the 9th of cal
.ilIltllal'y h11 sent illn a special lissIgO ge - of
scribing the dangeris to which the Union oil
was exposed by the inaction of Congress, dig
and showilng tilt inaldeqluey of his Illeas illt
to control tilhe rising revolution. Conll- t
gross would ntot vote ;I 1111nI, or a dollar,
nor in any wtay Strinllgthenu the Excultive
That these views of legal and constitu
I tilnal Ilty were true and right is not
-l ope to the slihlhest dtlubt. Exccept the 1)
tl lnthlcrll iltultrilrS whoi retired, all the Wi
I Cabinet fully and heartily couuucred in ca
theI. (Hen. Ca(ss, (,'n. Dix, Mr. holt,
M.r. Stluton, iMr. Toncey and Mr. King an
were as truell tl t l·ll as I , and of
course support'd them (with mnch greater
ability. We dill'red several tinles with to
Sio h other 1land Sithl the President ol
1 poills of policy; but on the law we were to
tof one inutld anlld one hcrt. Our exposi
tionll of tt was lnot, to imy knowledge, at
thought or said to be errououdls by any cl
n lietnhell of that Colgress. Our' Sluccess
a ors, of the Lincoln Adminiistration, adop- i1
Sted it in all its leigth :uul Iteadlth. To tL
this day no lawyer ot' average ability has
r ever fairly consi deredtl it andt then candid- (t
t ly put itl a dissent. It i s so a:n1uifi'stly
- correct-so simply just and right-that I
s all men :1 gree to it.
OONE WAY TO EAIRN A FOREIGN MISSION.
n Such being the true state of the case, t(
d as the record shows, you assail the l tlce- ti
a hanan Administration with lilthy abuse, v
and charge Mr. lchanuan himself, not tl
1 only with entertaining 6pinions totally
ditirent fromtll those he actully held ltlnd e
I, expressed, but with criiunial acts of the I
10 darkest dco. c
Apart frtil the p:alpable o falsehoid of
IIn these aIcusations, your attemplltt tol criti
it, cise a lialnr like Mr. licll11hanal is unlpar- e
at douahly prl'sulptuous. Yollr j.ildgnelnt r
opal):" his character or coldllhet, evenl if t
ih- honestly expressed, is nott worth a straw.
is Doubtless he h1:'rd his share of ilnperflec
ir etions; but how couhil yon tell his fanilts
SIfroml his virtues ? Yon hcelieve that the l
es franduleut alteration ol'electioll retur|Is t
iv is "'l* exercise oft a twise t is :rotion :"
ed you Iliieve the Loitlsi:lna l.etrnling law
ri to he .inst and . enstittional; you he- (
- lieve it riht to i qui o, tc :n li'ial decision
tle tcnai C ; llhovw, tkIll, cal ally iloral lstatld
ard of -tol rs tl e aplvlit d tloll u a silat ' Itlle n
llwho wrs in l. :t1 tl hings lhlir opii' siti.
il is int elhts tial as well astt his moral st
ilas of these trit' sliles gi.5vis an ihllet of thie
Ikbt us look for aI momnet at your
method of supporting the charges you
make, and see hoiy worthy it fi of you
and your carpet-bag. aesociates. In sub'
a ance, your accusations are that he and
his Adminlistration, being in complicity
with treason, favored the right of thit
Stdtes to separate from the Union at
Ipleasure, and, in the interest of the seced
ing States, denied tile power of the gen;
eral gove:lnment to maintain its authori
ty by byfoce. The message honestly quote
ed Plroves exactly the feverse, But yeo
suppress all that it contains upon those;
subjects, and quote certain sentences rela
ting to at totally different matter, namelvy
the right of the general government to
make aggressive war upon a State, and all
the-peoplb tjloreofi.without Tgqgrd tatdheir
personal guilt or innocence. Because the
sl.ows that the constitution has wisely
withheld this power front both the Presi
dent and Congress, you sady that he aban
doned and denied the other powers which;
in fact. he asserted and claimed in that
I do not ask if this be a fair way to d,-"
fame a manu whom death has disarmed of
the power of self defense, for I suppose
that, in your eyes, it is eminently proper.
You haVe no doubt that it is "a wise discre
tion ' like that of Wells and Anderson whead
they transposed the figures on-the return
from Vernon parish. The trick, to be
sure, is perfectly tran'sparent, but Jonr
mental calibre is just small enoug " to hlet
you think that ev nu a detected falsehootl
is better thatn noue.
Nor would I advise you to cease yous'
vituperation of the dead Presidens . H11
memory is intensely hated by many pow-.
erfrl persons to whloli his dignified and
virtuous life rv:a a. constant reproachi
To slander hinm is the surest way to curry
favor with them, and they can assist you
to get a foreign mission or some other'
office for which you are equally unfit.
Lose no opportlunity, then, of being super
serviceable. Take every occasion to load
up as much dirt as your little cart can
carry; and, however far it takes you onr.
of your way, drive around and dump it
on the grave of BIehluumli. It will not,
distufrb his repose, and no doubt it wilt
increase your chances of promotion very
It Is always more'or less awkward tto
speak of one's self. But your have drag
ged my individual life into this discus
sion, and falsely accused me of gros.i
misblehavior. I shall Iimake my delifseo
with as little egoism as' the nature of thb
.aso will permit.
You have positively averred, published .
and proclaimed that I adopted the views
'"of the secessiouists and entered into a
r "devilish cunning" conspiracy with them
to destroy the Unilonm: that I brought the
"accursed Administration" ilto this trai
Storoius combination, expressed the opiui
ion ltha:t each State had a right to separ
ate from the Union at pleasure, and de-
claied the guvelrnmmutit destitute of .all
power to preserve itself by coyielhliung
obedience to its laws, with much more ti'
the sam etfect.
,To this I opplose my explicit dential. I
L- declare that all you say about me in this
connection is pereectly and entirely false,
,t not only in its genercral tenor, but in
every det:il. No act that I ever did, In,
line that I ever wrote, no word that I
ever spoke can give the slighte.t support
e, to any one of your charges. Oil the col
tralry, aill my utterances, public and pri-.
e, v'te, are diametrically the reverse of
ly Up to this point I have been willing to"
id excuse you on the score of incapacity.
ie Youl could not lie expec' ed to soe the un
constitutionality of the Returning Board
of law, or the legal right of the people to
li- choose thelir own.electors, or the dishon
i- esty of alltering elect.ion returnls, or the
lit rule that fraud miakes void whatever it
if taints by its touch. In qiuoting the
w. Louisiuna court to prove a principle
c- which it did not mieintion, lperhaps you
Its only repeaited like a pihrrot what others
lie said before, without knowing what it
:ls meant. Whlien you assertedl the COincinl
siveiess of the Retturning lhuard's action
ltv ioi the authority of the statute antid a jul
d- ici;al decisio,, you mIay have omitted
on the words "lrima facite" from your r-en
lot le"ring iii h1,Ith, hiecause y.ou tlhoughlt that
dl- €ou'lcrbirle ;sll plrimlal flcrie were synonn'ylt
tin oils lterus. You Iehiaihly did iio' write
ri- thalt par't of your article whlich most
o fl, liselty -Ieelses, II u~of aldmitting anld jius
<s -i tifyin. lg Ie mt'du r eF inioccnt andl help
h,1, liss l~uapli hy thiuiands. All your mis
te. statcunllIs uponI thle Floriila case could
s- :le i:,luntll d lfir hy your lack of legaf
Eark iliwliltlge. Eventi your miisrlepreseulta
er tion iof M'. ].hiihiatlu might ii' censider
iti cd the iinavoidiblle Iliuntler of a narrow
II mind struggling with a subject beyond
ri. -its conlllirehensini. int thIis slauder of
,lce miis s a difilereut thing. G(iving you cred
Sle it for is mucllllh IgioreiiCe asyou can pos
the illy pliad, "tid m'kiing all allowance for
his the curinus niura. strabismus with which
ple you ar: aulliclel. still juldgaunt must go
•Ie agillnst 'you, thl:t heri: yoll have wilfulls/
ilhe biokca the iiljth Iiclltinlanllnent.
Ltes it1i1 GA R1.iN(i .
lur- Mauitistly, you sought most dilligent:
it1. tiir ,he vieh',c:c to shol v tha:t I had beeoon
tIr- pliose'lI I, Ih l I lion, il\faored secessiolln,
ou ,1 ndi\vi-ed agaii inst the right' 'of
alk the g.1oVerl'lldelnt, to execute itu '
I Conlinlld oh fourl h-alin,.]."